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Germany vs Argentina

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FISA World Cup and the Hedge Fund Helpers and Putin and politics and everything in its right place and all the stars converge in this final game of World Cop and ball-sack between Germany (George Patton – “I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me”) and Argentina (Jorge Luis Borges – “To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god”) and I believe the children are the future as do these FISA games and anthems and Deutschland Deutschland was composed by Haydn in Hungary go figure and digital introduction for the last time I swear and maybe in four years they’ll have a better intro method and Costco the Redeemer and Germany in white and Argentina in blue horns and Gorbachev coach vs Beatles haircut coach and Argentina chesty (TM) and fall and Argentina kick and miss and Germany recover and miss as Pope springs eternal and GOL.MCD.COM and ApexBrasil and still struggling to see more detail Sony and we are flying down to Rio and this Argentinian team is giving Germany a run, or as Siegfried Sassoon said: “Man, it seemed, had been created to jab the life out of Germans” and close twice but no Oktoberfest and painted faces help secure wins and VISA VISA VISA and feeling a little sad like it’s the end of a fun but bad affair and follow spot and near miss by Germany and foul and Argentina free kick and miss and eventual header and Germany guides the ball, lovingly, off the field and all my ‘Ohs’ are out of sync with the bar ‘Ohs’ but I’m used to that and Kramer is down and McCartney at 50 coach is concerned and to Germany and back to Argentina and Müller down and oh oh so close for Germany and the assassination of Austria’s crown prince on 28 June 1914 triggered World War I and Germany, as part of the Central Powers, suffered defeat against the Allies in one of the bloodiest conflicts of all time and Argentina has the ball and is probably ‘feeling’ the Evita Perón quote of “time is my greatest enemy” (and time hasn’t been too swell for Madonna either) and no, those German fans don’t look scary, haircuts notwithstanding and Argentina long and miss and again Oh Oh so close as flag is up for offsides and German free-did-kick and and OH OH OH it’s in for Germany but offsides so it doesn’t count and Kramer is led off the field dazed and confused and Germany reacquired control of the Saar in 1935 and in 1936 sent troops into the Rhineland, which had been forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles but what’s stopping them now is this dedicated Argentinian team and German #4 slip and fall and yellow against Germany and FISA Develops Football for All and Rojo brings ball in again and surprise ball show up and oh oh almost for Argentina and Johnson & Johnson this is life and this cuts it short and as Borges said, “the truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things” and headerwhocares and Powerade and Argentina almost again and cross your legs and look at me funny and this game is more evenly matched than your marriage in this FISA World Cop Final and 2 additional minutes added and header off the goal post and that’s the half and after the surrender of Germany, the remaining German territory and Berlin were partitioned by the Allies into four military occupation zones and together, these zones accepted more than 6.5 million of the ethnic Germans expelled from eastern areas and in Argentina the ideas of the Age of Enlightenment and the example of the first Atlantic Revolutions generated criticism to the absolutist monarchy that ruled the country and now we’re into the ads that advertisers hope pay off and you hope they stop or maybe you don’t, maybe you’ve stopped caring and wrestled any meaning to the ground as naive thoughts of a baby boomed from the start and Lucy the movie and is that really what 100% of using your brain looks like and again with Hercules and we’re back and this bar is on fire and running on the field crossing yourself has got to slow you down and Germany close again but offsides and Germany almost misses again and Gorbachev coach vs Beatles haircut coach both look concerned like I wanna hold your Rhineland and sunset Costco the Redeemer as drunk tourist takes a pic off the tv and Argentina is defending with the verve of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (Argentinian famous ‘guerrillero’ and communist figure in the Cuban Revolution, 1928-1967-seriously, you must know that) who said “In fact, if Christ himself stood in my way, I, like Nietzsche, would not hesitate to squish him like a worm” and one feels that radical zeal from Brazil’s arch rival and twisty crash (TM) and Higuan is down and up, ups and downs and all arounds and the only thing that temporarily disables an obnoxious USA USA sports fan is food and only at times like this am I thankful for GMO and the Berlin Wall, built in 1961 to stop East Germans from escaping to West Germany, became a symbol of the Cold War and after its fall in 1989, following democratic reforms in Poland and Hungary, became a symbol of the Fall of Communism, German Reunification and Die Wende and even Messi can’t make the magic happen and yellow card and flamer yellow card again and Marit and Kroos and Gorbachev actually shows emotion in this Final FISA World Cop and Argentinian chesty (TM) and Buenos Aires repelled two ill-fated British invasions in 1806 and 1807 like this battle for World Cop and Messi miss again but quite a cute scramble and back and forth and back and forth and Hamilton Beach and Germany oh oh so close and man hands and at 80:00 it’s still 0-0 and again almost for Germany and while not dull as dirt as previous Argentina final, still pointless (get it?) and #5 Argentina checks his junk and with all the onstage crossing God must be busy today and In 1930 Yrigoyen was ousted from power by the military led by José Félix Uriburu and although Argentina remained among the fifteen richest countries until mid-century, this coup d’état marks the start of the steady economic and social decline that pushed the country back into underdevelopment and we’ve added 3 minutes extra time and what’s grandpa Gorbachev doing on the field and tip toe through the tulips and we’re on extra time and extra ads NPR and watch your kids on your iPhone and ariel coverage provided by Goodyear and dead religions and boy/girl toin coss and it’s Germany and drill past rape kit and very intense back and forth and two 15 minute periods and Messi close but no Perón with oven mitts and praying paint faced child as two teams cancel each other out and almost oh oh nuclear garage and what if everyone watching this had, instead, meditated for 97 minutes and since reunification, Germany has taken a more active role in the European Union and NATO and Germany sent a peacekeeping force to secure stability in the Balkans and sent a force of German troops to Afghanistan as part of a NATO effort to provide security in that country after the ousting of the Taliban and for what I hope will be the last time I’m Lovin’ It and almost a BJ I swear and wandering Beatle and header, header and ‘make him stop’ and Germany down with grass-fed player and Coke break and soccer selfie and swivel pan and back for those other 15 minutes and ghosts singing and bloody foul but not called and one good numb deserves another and OH OH OH Götze, all of 22, for Germany scores and it’s 1-0 Germany that stands on the threshold of history (seriously?) and please, no more crying kid child abuse shots and how do you handle a hungry ball and Germany almost in again and Beatle coach let it be Gorbachev missing watermark and Messi slip and fall and final drama of 2014 World Cop and miss and 2 minutes are added and at the FINAL Germany wins this 2014 World Cop and Brazil how do you feel and world how do you feel and USA USA how do you feel as you catch up to love of soccer and World Cop and what was the last thing that made your heart skip a beat, made you long to live and love just one more day and was it sport (so sorry) or was it music or madness or both or was it the passing of another common day that might promise love tomorrow?

Germany 1
Argentina 0